If you’ve followed my blog for the past few years, you’ll know that I usually do a Halloween care package for College Boy. Halloween always falls around mid-terms and if you’re the parent of a college student, you might be familiar with the “send your kid a care package” letters that usually come out this time of year. Some company will deliver a care package to your student but needless to say, I’d rather make my own.
I try to make these fun but keep the cost down especially since we have to mail these. Dollar Tree, Michaels, and stuff I had on hand came together.
This year I went with a Zombie / Monster theme . We’re huge “Walking Dead” fans. While Zombies aren’t known for eating bones, I couldn’t find any candy brain sprinkles so bones it is.
For this project you will need:
- Candy Melts ( I hadn’t yet decided between the green and the black but ultimately just used green)
- Bone sprinkles ( if anyone finds brains, let me know!)
Dipped Oreos are about the easiest thing you could ever do. To start:
Melt candy melts. I usually do mine in the microwave.
Once melted, dip. Place on wax paper. Sprinkle with stuff. Done. Seriously.
I had some green goo left over and I’d picked up a Halloween themed silicone mold at the Dollar Tree because I have wanted to try using them . I have had mixed results with the clear plastic molds. I’m hooked on the silicone molds!
I made crunchy candy Monster Fingers! I spooned the leftover green melted candy into the mold until about half full. I spotted some M and Ms and decided to sprinkle them on top of the green candy. Then went over that with melted dark chocolate. When you bite into the finger, CRUNCH, just like a bone. I know, I’m twisted.
For the bone shapes in the mold, I filled with dark chocolate. Not a great photo but didn’t have time to worry about lighting when I was trying to “set my bones”.
To package everything, I used these purple chevron striped cups I got last year from Pick Your Plum. I stacked the cookies and wrapped them using clear cello bags. Same for the fingers.
Paired the cups with these black and white star bags I picked up on one of my dig through the clearance stuff trips to Michaels. 75% off!
While I was at the Dollar Tree, I also picked up some pumpkin decorating kits. No carving required, the pieces just stick to the pumpkin. Last year I recall he and his friends went in search of no carve options so hopefully they still want to do this!
Filled the paper star bags with the cookies, finger, and additional candy and stapled the kits to the outside.
2012 Halloween Treats "Fangtastic Treat Bags"
2011 Halloween Treats "Reverse Trick or Treat"